Through CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services), you can easily donate your car, truck, trailer, boat, motorcycle, RV, off-road vehicle, heavy equipment or other motorized vehicle to Friends For Survival.  

CARS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of San Diego, CA.  Founded in 2003 as a means to provide additional funding to the programs and services of Jewish Family Service, CARS soon began accepting vehicle donations to help other nonprofits raise extra revenue.  CARS' core value for both donor and partner solely revolves around gratitude.  Always delivering exceptional customer service and lifetime donor engagement remains their top priority.

Please specify "Friends for Survival" for your donation.

​What are the benefits of donating my vehicle?

  • You may reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized.
  • You can avoid the costs associated with selling your car such as advertising.
  • There is no loss of privacy or possible security risk.
  • You will no longer need to pay for insurance or car repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer, and in some circumstances vehicle registration isn't required.



Simply click on the button below to get started.  CARS will reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation.  

Vehicle donation pick-up is always free to you and most vehicles can be picked up within 24-72 hours. You'll receive an initial car donation receipt upon pick-up and then the CARS team will work to turn your car into cash to support Friends for Survival.

Once your vehicle is sold, CARS will provide you with the proper tax forms in time to file.  

CARS' friendly Donor Support Representatives are available 7 days a week to assist throughout the process. 

CARS toll free:  (855) 500-RIDE (7433)